Is 3rd place such a bad thing?

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2 years ago#1
Hypothetically if PS4 sold 100 million, Microsoft sold 50 million and Wii U sold 30 million, is that so terrible if Nintendo profited in the end? The race for second place seems like more of a pissing contest to me...
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2 years ago#2
If you're not first, you're last.
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"Petals dance for our valediction and synchronize to your frozen pulsation...
Swirling wind sings for our reunion and 9.8 is my acceleration." - Mili
2 years ago#3
I feel profit is more important. Though it looks bad for the company who was in last place, both internally and externally (the consumer)
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2 years ago#4
No, but the Wii U has been on track to sell 15-18M units in a lifetime., which is a very bad thing. If you adjust for the expansion of the market, that's about as well the Dreamcast or Genesis would have sold if they were around today.
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2 years ago#5
It'd probably be unfortunate for Nintendo. Historically, I don't think most people who bought the system would care.
2 years ago#6
The whole "race" period is the biggest steaming pile of feces ever created. It's the single most juvenile, pedantic piece of **** to grace our hobby.

Yet it's the best diversion the industry could have implemented to keep "gamers" away from thinking about how anti-them the industry has become.
2 years ago#7
Crystal_Dream posted...
If you're not first, you're last.


Quoting the great Ricky Bobby, I see..
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2 years ago#8
For a fanboy like you, I would say yes.
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Xbox fanboys were the worst last gen, this gen I can't decide which fanboys are the worst, Nintendo or PC ones?
2 years ago#9
Wii_Truth posted...
Crystal_Dream posted...
If you're not first, you're last.


Quoting the great Ricky Bobby, I see..


Seemed appropriate.
Though everything is awesome.
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"Petals dance for our valediction and synchronize to your frozen pulsation...
Swirling wind sings for our reunion and 9.8 is my acceleration." - Mili
2 years ago#10
theFAKEsheridan posted...
For a fanboy like you, I would say yes.


I am proud to be a Nintendo fan. At least I am not as ignorant as others who are brand loyal, and think there is nothing worth playing outside of their console of choice.
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But...but..bu...Nintendo built a new building!
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